Gibraltar went up to northern Wisconsin again on Saturday night and came away with a regional championship on 105.1 The Viking. The number five seed Vikings went to one seed Phelps and shut down their prolific offense. The final score was 63-32 as Gibraltar has now won their three playoff games by 40, 29, and 31 points.
The first few minutes of the game were sloppily played by both teams and neither one had a point in that time. Gibraltar built up a 30-16 lead at halftime and just kept extending that lead throughout the second half. Trevor Reinhardt hit three first half three pointers and ended up leading the team with 13 points. A big key for the Vikings was their two big men, Evan Henry and Brady Ash controlling the inside on defense. Phelps’ top four scorers Gage Robbins, Andrew Gill, Tony Gutierrez and Carl Gutierrez were all very aggressive trying to drive into the paint but would often find the two 6’6” players in the way of the basket.
Gibraltar has won their first regional championship since 1975. The Vikings now advance on to the sectional where they will face off with their Packerland Conference rival Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran. That game will be played on Thursday night in Ashwaubenon. It will be broadcasted on 105.1 The Viking with the pregame starting at 6:45 PM and the tip-off at 7.